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CRDA Announces the 2013 Vacation Ownership Conference
The Canadian Resort Development Association announces the 2013 Vacation Ownership Conference. "VO-CON" will be held in Vancouver, BC on October 22-23. VO-CON's mandate is "Exploring The Business Of Vacations". The event will bring vacation ownership industry executives together for one-and-a-half days of networking and learning. To be profiled as an official sponsor or speaker, please visit www.vocon.ca
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Interval's latest technology advantages showcased at global industry convention
Interval International unveiled many of its new and enhanced digital tools designed for resort clients and consumer members at the recent American Resort Development Association convention in Hollywood, FL. "The Interval Exchange Tracker map allows us to show, in a well-designed interface, actual exchanges that have recently taken place, which reinforces the possibilities for exchange, and makes it tangible for prospective owners at the sales table," said Bryan Ten Broek, Interval's senior vice president of resort sales and business develpment for the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean.
RCI welcomes travel smart vacation club resorts to affiliate network
Inside the Gate
RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands, announced an affiliation agreement with Travel Smart Vacation Club. The affiliation agreement includes two resorts, which will offer a more luxurious vacation experience for members through several resort upgrades.
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Wynn Resorts posts higher quarterly profit
Wynn Resorts posted a higher quarterly profit as gamblers flocked to its casinos in Las Vegas and Macau. Net income rose to $203.0 million, or $2.00 per share from $140.6 million, or $1.23 per share, a year earlier. Excluding items, net income rose to $205.6 million, or $2.03 per share, from $151.9 million, or $1.33 per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose about 5 per cent to $1.38 billion.
Shared ownership in London: Subsidised rent and secure tenancies
Homes & Property
Seemingly unstoppable property price rises in London are changing the way people view shared ownership. Previously, shared ownership was a halfway house between renting and owning. The allure for part-buyers was the chance to move up the property ladder as they saved for their next step.
French hotel and timeshare specialists Accor to add 100 luxury hotels by 2015
Top French hospitality group Accor says it hopes to add 100 new hotels to its luxury and upscale network by 2015. The leading hotel brand which runs the well known Accor Vacation Club aims to boost its current network of 300 hotels to 400 within two years, focusing on Asia in particular China, Vietnam and Indonesia.
American Resort Development Association honors Sunset World with award
Inside the Gate
he American Resort Development Association, which brings together more than a thousand members of the tourism industry and the leisure real estate sector, honored Sunset World Resorts & Vacation Experiences with the ARDY Award in the category of Best Corporate Brochure.
Telus warning customers about vacation phone scam
The Castlegar Source
Telus is warning its customers about a sudden and significant increase in the volume of vacation scam calls to B.C. and Alberta residents. When someone picks up the scam call a recorded voice thanks them for choosing TELUS and that the company is giving you a free vacation for being a good customer.
PRCS doing well, shared ownership to strongly rebound
In lieu of their usual conference to announce the results, Ragatz Associates held a webinar on March 20th to announce the preliminary results, which revealed that total sales volume was $497 million in 2012, down from $552 million in 2011 and $2.3 billion in 2007.
Patina to debut luxury brand at Capitol site by 2014
Patina Hotels & Resorts, a new luxury hotel chain by the Pontiac Land Group, will launch its inaugural property in Singapore by the end of 2014. The group's six-star flagship 157-key hotel called The Patina, Capitol Singapore will be part of an integrated development located in the heart of Singapore's downtown core.
Sold! A $1.5 million vacation package
The Globe and Mail
In these tough economic times, we all have to make sacrifices except for the guy who's booked a $1,575,000 vacation, that is. A British luxury retailer has sold a two-year package featuring visits to most of the world's 962 UNESCO heritage sites. The frantically paced itinerary covers more than 150 countries, with business-class airfare and five-star accommodations included.
Recreational ranches is a new movement in Colorado real estate
The aura of the American West has long fascinated artists, authors, travelers and souls looking for a break from the fast-paced rhythms of the city. Distinctly woven into the West's rich history, ranching is becoming more accessible to those seeking this unique lifestyle without the day-to-day responsibilities or sheer cost that comes with purchasing livestock and hundreds of acres.
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